Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mapping It Out

I like knowing where I'm going....
But to do that....
it's sometimes best to see where I've been.


I've always enjoyed maps, in fact with the on set of GPS
I've found myself at a loss...
often sneaking a road map in the car
just so I can "see" the route I am on from
beginning to middle to end!


In 1974 the city I live in commissioned a map to be drawn
showing streets, zoning and boundaries.


We were so blessed to be left with copies of this treasure!


And a snip and a cut 
and a piece of the past...


has become art for the present!


And by dwelling on the past....
I can see just how far we've come!

I'm sharing this project at the following parties:


13 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love your framed maps! They look great in your room!! Maps are fun to look at (but I'm horrible at reading/following them!)

Maria said...

Love those maps, they look so good next to your TV. Where are the frames from I love the silver.

Maria

Jessica - Green PBnJs said...

wow those look great, love them in the frames too! -Jessica

~ rooms FOR rent ~ said...

I love this!!! I'm really crushing on any types of maps right now.. and this is great, and personal :) I love how they look in the silver frames.. brings them right to modern day! great job :) ~Bre

Barbara said...

Dee dee...I love this idea of using old maps as artwork! You and Mr.Rosemary Lane would hit it off great with regards to maps...he is a huge fan as well.
Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Christine said...

Not only are the maps useful and historical, but beautiful. I love the map colors. Great art work! Way to go Dee Dee.

Jen said...

How cool! I would love to find something like that!!

Jen said...

How cool! I would love to find something like that!!

Teresa said...

oh I love maps, they look fantastic!

Melissa said...

I am a total map freak. I can't visit a state without getting a map. And when driving through certain parts of central KS or the Ozark Mountains, those GPS can't always be 100% relied upon!

How neat to have those and turn them into art that can be enjoyed. That's cool.

Cindy said...

I love the story of your maps as well as the way you framed them! They look fantastic!

Debt Free Mommy said...

I love maps and just have to find time to do them someday! I would love to make that a theme in my future library.

Carol said...

Great idea! I can see how you, the artist, would appreciate the beauty of maps.